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Matariki activities, reading, printables

Matariki activities, reading, printables

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Matariki activities. Activities for students for years 1 - 8 in New Zealand Schools during the season of Matariki Maori New Year - Have a look at these worksheets, printables and activities:

UPDATED to refer to the 9 stars of Matariki

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5 Reading comprehensions Suitable for independent reading for Gold readers plus or suitable for shared reading.

Songs Twinkle, twinkle little star in Maori and 'Nga Whetu o Matariki' , a song about the names of the Maori stars. Suitable for mat time.

Art and craft Activities

Caring for the earth activity Children draw or write ways to care for the earth around the picture.

Photograph of Matariki Constellation + labelled diagram of Matariki + blank diagram of Matariki with space for child to match names to stars (cut and paste)

Match up activity - Child matches the words to their meaning. All of these words are used in the reading comprehensions.

Kai time activity - Child makes a menu of what they would have at a celebration. The child then works out the cost of their meal

Let’s compare – graphic organiser Child compares Matariki to another celebration they know.


2 sets of constellation pictures Scorpio and Pegasus

Make your own constellation 4 star patterns for students to make their own constellation

reflection activities about what students have learned about Matariki and about who they are as individuals

Teaching ideas EASY teaching ideas to apply in your class

Teacher instructions included

64 pages - PDF

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